“Clothes are clothes and can be worn by anyone” says Alejandro Palomo Spain.
Not since Miguel Adrover has a young, Spanish designer created such a buzz at New York Men’s Fashion Week. Less than a year after graduating from Central St. Martin in London, Alejandro Gomez Palomo launched his much talked about menswear collection in his native Spain. In what is only his second collection, the designer injected a much needed dose of excitement by materialising what only recently used to reside in his imagination, and bringing it to life in a lavish display of couture quality garments. Although the models were male, they donned clothes that are traditionally thought of as womenswear.
Behind The Scenes at Palomo Spain
The collection entitled “Objecto Sexual,” which translates to sexual object in Spanish, was received with wild cheers from the art/fashion crowd and was one of the highlight of the week. He opened the show with a feminine take on suiting with ruffles, bell sleeves, and exposed shoulders. Exposed garters, ultra-short skirts and a fair amount of chiffon and transparent fabrics, made it clear Palomo was exposing the raw power of sex. In the tradition of the couture, Palomo closed the show with virginal boys in all white wedding gowns wearing sexy garters, and an off-white latex tuxedo resembling a condom. “I’m exploring my most sexual self,” said the designer. “In the end, these are beautiful clothes for anyone to indulge in regardless of their identity.”